Cathedral starts to give up secrets

Archaeologists carry out excavation work inside Wakefield Cathedral
Archaeologists carry out excavation work inside Wakefield Cathedral
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The cathedral has just started its Project 2013 scheme to renew the nave in time for its 125th anniversary next year.

It will see the nave transformed with improved lighting, flooring, heating and sound systems, a bright interior to better reveal the cathedral’s important heritage and the pews will be taken out to create a more flexible open space for worship, public gatherings, concerts and celebrations.

The project has already won £1.58m from the Heritage Lottery Fund. This, together with other grants, donations and fund-raising efforts by local people and members of the congregation means over £2.5m has been raised and work got underway earlier this year.